Archive for the 'Trinidad & Tobago' Category

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Women split on pepper-spray, taser and beepers (2014-02-22)

Posted on February 22 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers for women’s self-protection? Some women’s organizations are calling for devices such as pepper-spray, tasers and beepers to be be legalised so that women could protect themselves and their children during Carnival. This is being supported by Police Social Welfare Association, suggesting “Why not men as well?” But an island-wide women’s NGO […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Now cops want pepper spray, tasers (2014-01-14)

Posted on January 18 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In 2010, six police officers were charged with crimes linked to the arrest and beating of three men shocked with a taser gun Despite this major scandal involving police brutality using tasers – which has yet to thoroughly investigated (see also related stories under “Trinidad & Tobago”, the police association is calling […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Busby to prosecute cops on taser gun charges (2012-09-05)

Posted on September 5 2012 by admin

 [[Summary / Comments : Just how slowly police get charged (3 years later!) in what appears as a clear case of taser-abuse … A police sergeant and five constables charged with three counts of misbehaviour in public office. The charges stem from taser gun attack against 4 men in March 2010 (see here) The case […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Cops on taser charge in court (2011-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The co tinuing story of T & T police officers who are alleged to have shocked and assaulted three men with a Taser gun while in police custody on March 11, last year. The men were beated, gassed and repeatedly tasered in what appears a gross case of police brutality. (See […]

TRINADAD & TOBAGO -Police Service’s image battered [following what seems a clear case of taser police brutality] (2011-11-08)

Posted on November 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: six Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) have appeared in court for an alleged taser attack. Along with another case of seven officers charged with murder, the TTPS is clearly undergoing a serious image problem. The the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has received 550 complaints of police misconduct … ]] TT Guardian, […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – ‘Taser six’ secure bail (2011-11-02)

Posted on November 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: THE six officers charged with misbehaviour in public officer following an alleged Taser attack on civilians at a police station last year have been granted bail, each for $75,000 – showing how serious the case of “taser abuse” is being treated. The case relates a March 11, 2010 confrontation in which , brothers […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Six Central officers on Taser-torture charges (2011-10-31)

Posted on October 31 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : After various administrative delays, six police officers will be facing the Director of Public Prosecutions. They are charged with having aassaulted two brothers – Randy, 21, and well Ricardo Youk-See, 28 – as well as a neighbour, Kyron Baptiste, 18. The victims claim they were “shocked with a Taser gun and taunted by […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Taser attack: six cops to be charged (2011-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Sounds like gross taser abuse and the taser being used as a torture weapon: Trinidad & Tobago Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard has instructed that six police officers be charged with crimes linked to the arrest and beating of three men who were also repeatedly shocked with Taser guns last year. […]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Taser guns illegal (2010-03-30)

Posted on August 10 2010 by admin

Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Gilbert Reyes says the Trinidad &Tobago Police Service is not authorised to use Taser guns, and therefore the weapons are illegal. According to Reyes, it is an offence for any citizen, including police officers, to have the weapons in their possession.